Spiral pipe plants

Tube and pipe making
Resource-efficient solutions for spiral pipe production

Whether you produce driven pipes, water pipes (AWWA), or oil and gas pipes (API) in pipe diameters between 400 and 2540 mm and wall thicknesses from around 5 to 25 mm -
SMS group is the right supplier for a broad spiral pipe range


Integrated spiral plant designs

Interconnected plant technology for producing spiral pipes from one source – Always attuned to market demands, we engineer machines designed to produce spiral pipes and welding equipment.

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  • Coiled, hot rolled steel strip
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  • Coil preparation stand 
  • Strip accumulator
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Spiral pipe mills (online/offline) with

  • strip cross welder
  • welding testing
  • pipe forming stand 
  • SAW station
  • MAG tack welder
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Submerged arc welding systems for finish-welding or re-welding with

  • automatic pipe feeding and discharge system
  • automatic welding start positioning system
  • automatic welding seam tracking system
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  • Pipe end chamfering machine
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  • Hydrostatic pipe tester(hydrotester)
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  • Ultrasound system (ultrasonic testing)
  • X-ray testing system (fluoroscopy)
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Spiral-formed pipes with a diameter of 408 to 3048 mm and wall thicknesses of 5.2 to 25.4 mm

  • Driven tubes (piling)
  • Water pipes (AWWA)
  • Oil and gas pipes (API)


Whatever spiral pipe production process you prefer: the conventional 1-stage or 2-stage (offline) process, SMS gives you ingenious solutions to help you succeed and compete.
That includes not only the core process equipment for pipe forming and welding, but also the upstream and downstream process steps for all your turnkey projects.

Comprehensive welded pipe technology

2-stage offline production process

There are two key advantages of 2-stage spiral pipe welding machines: improved quality and higher productivity. Core components are the quick forming stations and the high-performance finish-welding stands.

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Perfect arc® welding technology

Higher productivity and more than 30 percent lower energy consumption

PERFECT arc® is a digital welding process newly engineered by SMS group. It's ideal for spiral pipes as well as longitudinally seam welded UO and JCO® pipes. Furthermore, you can use it for both arc and submerged-arc welding.

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Selected References

Electrical and Automation Systems


Drive Systems

More reliability in the drive train due to Drive Systems provided by SMS group.

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Digital documentation: First step to a smart plant

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Emergency support - Remote Service

For easy identification of defects and malfunctions and quick initiation of measures for fault elimination.

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Equipment check

Regular inspections and maintenance form the basis for safeguarding the efficiency of your equipment.

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Long-term maintenance services

SMS group offers you the full range of services along the value chain, while you can focus entirely on your core competences.

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Maintenance & Repairs

What we mean by condition monitoring is constant analysis of ongoing machine operations.

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Maintenance tools - IMMS

The Integrated Maintenance Management System (IMMS) guarantees effective and economical maintenance.

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Safety Locator

Protect your most valuable asset - your employees - with the SMS group Safety Locator!

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Smart Maintenance

Digitalize your maintenance with SMS group!

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SMSgroup Stark, Michael

Michael Stark

SMS group GmbH
General Manager, SSAW Pipes & Welding Technology
Zuppinger Straße 5
88213 Ravensburg

Phone : +49 751 29 596 1000
Fax : +49 751 29 596 41001

SMSgroup Arnold, Roland

Roland Arnold

SMS group GmbH
General Manager, Spiral Pipe Technology
Zuppinger Str. 5
88123 Ravensburg

Phone : +49 751 29596 1000
Fax : +49 751 29596 41001